I’m enthusiastic, spontaneous and energetic, always looking for new adventures to devote to.
My spirit animal is the platypus – which I chose also as the logo for my small business – because I like to define myself as a bit of a platypus: “You look at it and it’s a pretty clumsy animal. This cutie walks, but is also able to stay in water for long time thanks to its waterproof fluffy fur and webbed paw. It’s a mammal and does milk, but lays eggs too. And as far as it may look harmless, it can defend itself: beware, it is venomous. Who doesn’t wanna be a platypus!?!” It looks like a messed up patchwork, but all its contrasting characteristics are those making it unique, adaptable, and able to live in harmony with its environment. I am a bit like this: I am set on many modes, I have so many experiences that have nothing to do with each other. But all these facets of mine allow me to find my balance with myself, with the present, and with the world outside.
Yoga gives something to everyone, but the great thing is that it is something different for each of us. And this something is unique according to our way of feeling, perceiving, and being. It depends on our pathways, it depends on our personalities, it perhaps depend on our souls, kharmas and dharmas.
In fact, we’re all unique, we’re all cocktails, recipes. Maybe in some there is more salt, in others more sugar, some are more cooked, others are on the raw side. Shaken or just stirred, strained or double-strained.
It doesn’t matter. What matters is that in the end there is the possibility to exist, to be happy, and to find our place for each of us.
And that’s kind of my vision for everything. Fond of movement and its fluidity, about extroversion, but also about the possibility given by introversion to see this fluidity within ourselves, in our souls. My way of thinking is also reflected in my yoga practice and in my classes. I’m open to various visions and styles. It is no coincidence that I alternate dynamic and “physical” practices with more meditative and introspective ones.
Yoga is self-expression and freedom. That being barefoot on the ground is a return to Earth, to Nature, and to simplicity.
The important thing is that we constitute our own plot, our fabric, our Tantra according to what is our nature and our being.
Hatha Yoga is probably the most widely practiced form of yoga. It is the branch of this discipline which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses body postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body, and a clear, peaceful mind.
There are nearly 200 hatha yoga postures, with hundreds of variations, which work to make the spine supple and to promote circulation in all the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility.
Vinyasa is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. From the Sanskrit “to place in a special way,” vinyasa aligns a deliberate sequence of poses with the breath to achieve a continuous flow. Inhalation is usually connected to upward, open movements, while exhalation is often tied to downward movements or twists.
*In contemporary yoga parlance, vinyasa often stands in opposition to hatha. Hatha classes tend to focus on one pose at a time with rest in between. In contrast, flow classes string poses together to make a sequence.
Yoga Nidra literally means yogic sleep. It is an ancient technique where the practitioner enters the deep states of conscious relaxation. It is a systematic practice of moving awareness from our external world to the inner world.
It brings us to a state of deep sleep where our senses, intellect, and mind relax. When this happens, brain activity reduces, and the body goes in the healing state. Therefore, it is also said that one hour of yoga Nidra can give the same benefit of a four-hour sleep. As the body enters a healing state, you can clear up the toxins at a cellular level, refresh the mind and remove baggage from the subconscious.
Yoga Nidra can be practiced by anyone. It holds immense benefits for all those who struggle to let go, those who suffer from lack of sleep, trauma, burn-out, and anxiety. It is also highly beneficial and holds great healing power for anyone who wants to experience a deeper sense of peace and re-connect more profoundly with themselves.
In a nutshell, the practice of Yoga Nidra consists in observing inwards, disconnecting from the outer world, becoming free from fluctuations of the mind, and observing the Self. Yoga Nidra means self-realizing, observing the Self.
If done regularly, Yoga Nidra can also lead to deep healing, release of negative mental patterns and release of emotional disturbances rooted in the subconscious.
It is a state in which you are neither asleep nor awake. If you fall asleep, it is not Yoga Nidra. If you remain awake, then too it is not Yoga Nidra. If dreams overtake you, it is not Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a state in which there is awareness of the conscious, subconscious and unconscious fields of your mind all at one time. It is a perfect therapy. It removes all psychological abnormalities and samskaras, and helps you to become your normal, natural self.Swami Satyananda
I assure zoom yoga classes have been awesome! Thank you Marta for reconnecting networks, creating some new and sharing a lot of motivation during this awkward period!Virginia
Grazie a te Marta perché in questo periodo ci stai facendo davvero un gran bene alla testa e al corpo, oltre che farci appassionare a questa bellissima pratica ❤️ un possibilità che adesso è per tutti 😁 forza…è da provare!!Elisa
GRATITUDINE a te Marta! Per questa bella iniziativa, per la tua pazienza, motivazione e per compartire con noi le tue conoscenze e il tuo tempo!Veronica
Grazie Marta 🤸♀️🙏 è stato un piacere conoscerti tramite lo yoga 🌈 a me piace tantissimo lo yoga e lo trovo sempre come un insieme di ispirazione nella nostra vita quotidiana. Mi sei piaciuta come descrivi ogni movimento e hai una voce dolcissima 🤗 mi sono rilassata tantissimo e vai così 💪💪🤸♀️🤸♀️ ci vediamo giovedì 🙏sempre positivi #namaste 🕉Fiori
Grazie Marta, per riuscire a trasmetterci la tua energia! 🌷☀️❤️Vilva
Grazie per la passione e le conoscenze che ci trasmetti e per farci ritrovare TRA di noi e CON noi stesse! 🥰❤️Martina